Earthdance 2008


San Francisco, California – August 19, 2008 The 12th anniversary Earthdance Festival will take place at the renowned Black Oak Ranch, a property rich in native history and old growth oak trees. For 2008, Earthdance Northern California will unite with over 250 locations in 50 countries across the world to create the most conscious global festival of our time.

The Earthdance Northern California Festival will bring together an unprecedented line-up of conscious musicians, visual artists, DJ’s, speakers and activists, who believe in a sustainable future for our planet. Working with the theme of “unity in diversity”, the festival will host 5 music stages and will feature high profile conscious artists from many genres of the international music scene, including World, Electronica, Hip Hop, Folk and Jazz. One of this year’s highlights will be an indigenous elder’s council, made up of indigenous elders from many nations, who will share wisdom and sacred ceremony.

2008 Artist Sneak Peak:
2008 Earthdance Artist Sneak Peak Michael Franti and Spearhead
Digable Planets
Neko Case
Anthony B
Ivan Neville’s Dumstaphunk
JJ Grey and Mofro
K’Naan * just added *
Praang (featuring Steve Kimock, Travis, Hann, Janover)
Queen Omega
Goddess Alchemy Project
Blame Sally
Lafa Taylor
Soul Majestic
Yosi Fine
Lynx with Janover
Tina Malia
Hill Country Revue
Youssou Sidibe

And many, many more…

K’Naan We are excited to announce that we have just added the conscious Somalian Hip Hop artist K’Naan, who will be sharing his powerful message of global unity.

With his unique voice but still truly authentic style, K’Naan brings an enormous dose of realness and urgency to the hip-hop world in a time when people are desperate for it. From a personal and cultural history rooted in poetry (being the grandson of one of Somalia’s most famous poets ), K’Naan widens the traditional hip hop perspective. Leaving Somalia at the age of thirteen on what turned out to be the very last commercial flight to ever do so, amidst a crumbling society and the end to this day of any form of central government, K’Naan carried with him a very strong sense of purpose. It is this sense of purpose as well as his amazing lyrical gift, which has made him a beacon for other artists as well as those dedicated to global change.

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Organik Time Machine Earthdance is proud to present Organik Time Machine from Ashland, OR who will play the Arlo and Diner stages this year. Organik Time Machine will be celebrating their first CD release party at the Diner Divine on Sunday evening, so don’t miss it!

OTM creatively blends live electronica with elements of funk, hip hop, reggae, and jazz into their unique blend of high energy Livetronica.

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2008 Ticket Prices:

$160 – Presale: 3 day pass includes camping
$190 – At the Gate: 3 day pass includes camping
$ 75 – Sunday Only ticket

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